A Case of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis Improved by Korean Medical Treatments - Focus on the effectiveness of Chungyeoldodam-tanggagam and Dangguisoo-san Plus Yuhyangjeongtong-sangagam

한방 치료로 호전된 재발성 아프타성 구내염 치험 1례 - 청열도담탕가감(淸熱導痰湯加減)과 당귀수산합유향정통산가감(當歸鬚散合乳香定痛散加減) 사용효과를 중점으로

  • Kim, Tae-Jun (Dept. Of Korean Medical Ophtalmology & Otolaryngology & Dermatology, College of Korean Medicine, Semyung University) ;
  • Kim, Yong-Min (Dept. Of Cosmetic Sciences & Beauty Biotechnology, Semyung University) ;
  • Kim, Hee-Taek (Dept. Of Korean Medical Ophtalmology & Otolaryngology & Dermatology, College of Korean Medicine, Semyung University)
  • 김태준 (세명대학교 한의과대학 한방안이비인후피부과) ;
  • 김용민 (세명대학교 화장품뷰티생명공학부) ;
  • 김희택 (세명대학교 한의과대학 한방안이비인후피부과)
  • Received : 2020.04.10
  • Accepted : 2020.05.08
  • Published : 2020.05.25


Objectives : The purpose of this study is to report the effectiveness of korean medical treatments on recurrent aphthous stomatitis(RAS) diagnosed as excess pattern(實證) based on symptoms of damum(痰飮), blood stasis(瘀血) and fire-heat(火熱). Methods : We treated a 61-year-old male patient who has RAS by korean medicine, pharmacopuncture and acupuncture treatment. These treatments were performed from 2020.01.22. to 2020.02.29. We have confirmed the improvement of ulcer lesions and pain. We recorded images that include change of symptoms. Results : After the treatments were done, the scores of numeric rating scale(NRS), oral health impact profile-14 (OHIP-14), oral assessment guide (OAG) and world health organization oral toxicity scale (WHO OTS) were decreased. The NRS score was decreased from 7 to 1. The OHIP-14 score was decreased from 30 to 14. The OAG score was decreased from 17 to 9. The WHO OTS score was decreased from 2 to 1. And ulcer lesions were clearly decreased. Conclusions : According to the result, korean medical treatments such as korean medicine, pharmacopuncture and acupuncture treatment, that are targeted at excess pattern(實證) caused by damum(痰飮), blood stasis(瘀血) and fire-heat(火熱) can be effective for the treatment of RAS.


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